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A.P.E.X. Event Series: Dr. Ravi Roy, Rebuilding Public Trust and Democratic Governance: The Great Political Paradox

Published: January 08, 2018 | Category: Special Events

public administration professor ravi royThe A.P.E.X. Event Series presents its first event in the 2018 spring season. The event is our annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture, which features the work and talents of one of SUU’s own faculty members. This year the A.P.E.X. Event Series is proud to feature Dr. Ravi Roy. Dr. Roy is currently the Director of the W. Edwards Deming Incubator for Public Affairs at SUU. His talk is entitled, Rebuilding Public Trust and Democratic Governance: The Great Political Paradox. The presentation will be held in The Great Hall on Thursday, January 18 at 11:30 AM.

Please check for details about the event. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Roy will discuss issue of governance and trust building in the political realm. An excerpt from his writing follows:

“Dissatisfaction with ‘government’ is a sentiment that is increasingly being echoed across many other western democracies as well. The great political paradox is that the more we demand of government, the more it does for us, and in response, the less satisfied we become with the job that it is doing. These conditions do not bode well for our republic since robust and well-functioning democracies depend upon strong levels of public trust and civic engagement to thrive and flourish. We will look at what is behind this erosion of public trust as well as outline concrete steps that we need to take to rebuild it.”

Throughout his education and career, Dr. Roy has co-authored several conference papers, articles, reviews, books, and book chapters. Dr. Roy’s education consists of a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, a Graduate Certificate from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, an M.A. in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University in California, and a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Roy is currently an Assistant Professor at SUU teaching Public Administration.

“Southern Utah University is comprised of dedicated and talented faculty members. It is a delight to be able to show the work of our faculty members to the community of Cedar City and SUU. We are honored and excited to feature Dr. Ravi Roy as our 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer!”

Contact Information:
Lynn Vartan, Director of A.P.E.X. Event Series